Mind Over Murder - File Fix Inner Sanctum Mysteries August 22, 1949
This is the real August 22, 1949 Inner Sanctum episode 'Mind Over Murder'. If you downloaded the OTRR Inner Sanctum Mysteries collection, what you may have for this date is a mislabelled copy of 'No Rest For The Dead', which is actually from August 24, 1952.
August 1949 was in the Bromo-Seltzer era, although the mp3 on this page is a commercial-free AFRS broadcast. If your file begins with the Ennds 'Triple-O' plug, followed by Mr. Host talking first about the coroner, then about Mr. Macabre, what you have is the erroneous file. The correct file opens with Mr. Host talking about his fishing trip, then the story about a man witnessing a crime.
Update: If you have the OTRR Inner Sanctum Mysteries Certified Set, version 2.1 or higher, then you have the correct file.
You may find Mind Over Murder a bit flat, despite an excellent and experienced cast made up of Everett Sloane, Elspeth Eric, and Lawson Zerbe. The clever twist-ending is delivered with little enthusiasm, and Inner Sanctum's trademark irony is missing altogether. Still, for die-hard fans of the Sanctum, it's an enjoyable listen.
April 2018 Update: Listening to this episode six months later, it's a much better story and a much better performance than I gave it credit for in the paragraph above.
The ZIP File:
In its original form, this mp3 played very poorly, and the seek function would confuse the player and necessitate a restart. Importing the mp3 into Audacity and then exporting it without any changes seems to have fixed the play and seek problems; to brighten the sound a bit we also applied a slight ‘Normalize’ filter.
For archival completeness, we have included a ZIP file of the original mp3 as found on the internet.
To visit the OTRR's Inner Sanctum page, with over one hundred episodes available, click here.
To download or listen to the December 26, 1949 Inner Sanctum episode 'The Enchanted Ghost' with Frank Sinatra (also not in the main OTRR collection as of this writing), click here. The sound is quite rough, but improves somewhat after the first minute. Note: This file is now included in the OTRR's Certified Set, Version 2.1 or higher.
To listen to Jack Benny's parody of Inner Sanctum, 'I Stand Condemned' with guest Boris Karloff, click here.
Photograph is the host of Universal's Inner Sanctum film series, who delivers his introductions from within his crystal ball.